Did you know that avocados have several health benefits? Scientists have proved that a certain toxin present in avocados is able to kill cancer cells - it is used both in prevention and treatment of prostate and breast cancers. Furthermore, potassium in avocado can regulate pressure of blood, and oleic acid in avocado can be used to lower cholesterol level in the blood.
½ cup water (best: alkaline water)
1 cup chopped broccoli
½ cup cashew nuts
½ cup alfalfa sprouts
1 clove of garlic
1 tbsp. cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of sea salt and pepper
Some parsley to garnish
1. Put the cashew nuts in a mixer or food processor, add some water and puree for a few seconds.
2. Add all the other ingredients (except the avocado) one by one and puree each time for a few seconds.
3. Pour the soup in a pot and warm it up to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper. Meanwhile dice the avocado and chop the parsley.
4. Pour the soup in a soup bowl or plate, add the avocado dices and garnish with parsley.
That's it! Enjoy this wonderful healthy soup!
Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Sodium, High Fibre, Low Calorie, Diabetic - Low Carb
Submitted By: Many thanks to Marie for sharing this delicious recipe!
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